Qualified Referees are an integral part of both Billiards and Snooker. They provide an extremely valuable contribution by way of their commitment, dedication and professionalism whether officiating at local Club Championships or at State, National and International level.
Referees in Australia are certified under the regulations of the Australian Billiards & Snooker Council (ABSC). This certificate then becomes renewable each year on the 31st December upon payment of the prescribed fee direct to the Australian Billiards & Snooker Referees Committee (ABSR) – otherwise it becomes void.
Qualified Referees are also expected to remain full financial members of their respective State Billiards & Snooker Association at all times.
|From 1st January 2012 a concessional BSA NSW membership fee structure applies to all NSW Referees as follows:
1. NIL with current 2012 financial membership of an existing 2012 BSA NSW affiliate
2. $15 with no related membership
3. $30 full membership is required for Referees who also wish to play in
official tournaments, be elected or appointed to any position with the
BSA NSW, have full voting rights at any meeting (AGM, EGM, Committee,
CLICK on the attachment for a listing of all NSW and ACT based qualified referees as at 29th September 2011. This has been compiled after reference to the ABSR Secretary’s records.
Also attached for general information is a list of questions and scenarios a qualified referee may be required to rule on during the course of a game of snooker or billiards. The relevant Section and Rule as appearing in the official Rule Book is also quoted for reference purposes.
New Referees are always welcome. Anyone interested in becoming a qualified Referee should contact the NSW Referee’s Director through the BSA NSW Committee.
Similarly, anyone interested in rules clinics, workshops, availability of qualified referees to officiate at Club or District Championships, etc should also not hesitate to contact the NSW Referee’s Director through the BSA NSW Committee.
NSW Referees Register_290911.pdf